Next Week’s News: November 30 – December 6

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Advent Wreath Making
Oadventwreathn Sunday, November 30, parishioners of all ages are invited to come make Advent wreaths together from 9:30—10:30 AM. There is no need to sign up. Enough supplies will be available to make 40 wreaths on a first come, first serve basis. One wreath per household please and a $5 donation would be welcome. Please bring supplies (additional greenery, ribbon, pinecones, etc.) from home to personalize your wreath or to share with others. You may also find it helpful to bring small pruning scissors, although there will be some available to share. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Advent and a New Church Year.

Vestry Nominations Invited
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position on the vestry, please stop by the Parlor and speak with Senior Warden Becky Whitmire between 9:30 AM—10:30 AM on Sunday, November 30 or email your nomination to her at jmwhitmire@charter.net.

Window Dedication
The “St. Luke” window will be dedicated at the 10:45 AM service of worship on Sunday, November 30. It is given to the glory of God and in honor of Dr. Lawrence Edward Lykins by his wife, Patricia Henderson Lykins.

Chapel Open
The chapel will be open for personal quiet time, prayer, and meditation from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday in Advent beginning December 1. A booklet, “Expecting Jesus” will be available in the chapel to aid your devotions.

Candlelight Cafe
Candlelight Cafe kicks off December 3 with “Christmas Sweaters and Stories.” No reservations are needed for the 6:15 PM program, but please do make a reservation by noon on Monday for the 5:15 meal or if you need nursery care for children age 4 and under. menu, program, and reservation information

Pageant Rehearsal
There will be a pageant rehearsal in the nave at 6:15 PM on Wednesday, December 3.

Staying Sane During Sacred Seasons
This Advent, join us for “Staying Sane During Sacred Seasons.” This study is a program that Dr. Park developed out of her years as a family therapist and is directed toward anyone who finds that the holidays seem to create unhealthy pressure and stress to the point that they are not enjoyable. Each week focuses on issues around holiday eating, spending, drinking, and family and what the Bible and our faith tradition along with psychology can contribute to the conversation.

The study will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in the Parish Hall beginning December 7 or on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the conference room following GWAG beginning December 3. Attend whichever time is convenient to your schedule. All are welcome.

Waiting, Watching, Hoping: A Guided Advent Quiet Day
Come share in a space of silence on Saturday, December 13, from 9:00 AM—3:00 PM in the Parish Hall, with opportunities for walking the labyrinth, journaling, and mindful eating. Through all of these practices, we will reflect on what it means to wait, watch, and hope for the coming of Jesus Christ into our lives. Come when you can and leave when you must. You are not obligated to stay the entire 6 hours but please do make a reservation if you need nursery care for children age 4 and under or if you plan to eat lunch. There is a suggested fee of $10 to help with the cost of lunch. Sign up at the information table or call the church office by Friday, December 5.

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